The City of Parkville recognized a local Boy Scout for his hard work and dedication in helping to enhance the Parkville Nature Sanctuary through his Eagle Scout project. The Scout was recognized at the Board of Aldermen meeting on June 21st.
Gary Super completed his Eagle Scout project by restoring a nursery, full of young trees that had grown through the pots in the ground, and transplanted the trees to a more permanent and suitable area. He guided helpers to carefully remove the trees from the nursery without damaging the roots and educated them about the proper use of tools and the importance of keeping the root crown exposed out of the dirt.
Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in the Boy Scouts and to earn the Eagle Scout ranking, a Boy Scout must plan, develop and give leadership to a service project for any religious organization, school or community. Only three to four percent of Boy Scout members ever attain the prestigious honor.
Mayor Katerndahl said, “The Parkville Nature Sanctuary is a 115-acre natural area with 2.8 miles of trails that is maintained almost entirely by volunteers. Gary and his group of volunteers helped improve the sanctuary with their hard work.”
For more information about the Eagle Scout project or to volunteer, contact Nature Sanctuary Director Kristen Bontrager at (816) 741-7676.